Issue 21 May 2021

Matters

Preventing Suicide in Sussex

Preventing suicideIf you are thinking about suicide, or are worried about someone who might be, help is just a click away. Don’t ignore the warning signs. Together we can stop it.

If you are going through a difficult time or are worried about someone else, don’t go through it alone...TALK

Tell someone what you are thinking and how you are feeling

Ask for their help or seek help

Listen to their advice or seek advice from others

Know who to call in a crisis and keep the number with you at all times

If you are concerned your child may be feeling suicidal, the following advice may help:

  • Notice when they seem upset, withdrawn or irritable
  • Encourage them to talk about their worries, listen to them and help them find their own solutions
  • Keep all medicines locked away, including painkillers such as paracetamol
  • Suggest your child talks to their GP or a Counsellor about how they feel
Help and support is always available. Please contact the following organisations if you need help.

West Sussex Mind: westsussexmind.org
Samaritans: samaritans.org
Sussex Mental Healthline: 0800 0309 500

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When will I get my jab?

You will probably be very keen to get your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. 

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.

It’s being given to:

  • people aged 32 and over
  • people who are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • people who are at moderate risk from coronavirus (clinically vulnerable)
  • people who live or work in care homes
  • eligible health and social care workers
  • unpaid carers

The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)

Plans are already being put in place for rolling out the vaccine to the next priority groups. If you are not in the groups described above, you will be contacted at a later date once you become eligible.

Find out more about when you’re likely to be invited, how you will book your appointment and where you can get your jab at When will I get my jab? | Sussex Health & Care Partnership (sussexhealthandcare.uk)